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What is the most durable tire for Roadbike (700X23) ?????(6 posts)

What is the most durable tire for Roadbike (700X23) ?????cjwill
Jul 29, 2003 9:30 AM
being a ride of 200 + club,(210# down from 250#)I am looking for a good trainning tire, because fixing flats everyday on the rivertrail is killing my time. but, I can now fix a flat and replace a tire in 8 mins. now!!! Can someone give me some advice on a realy good tire that is durable, that is puncture resistant ???????

please ring in all you RBRer's "I know you have the knowledge....

Please share.

CJ Williams
Here ya go... yesterdays threadDave Hickey
Jul 29, 2003 9:33 AM
cyclinseth "toughest tires on the market?" 7/28/03 7:28pm
re: What is the most durable tire for Roadbike (700X23) ?????JS Haiku Shop
Jul 29, 2003 9:33 AM
The real answer has more to do with the rider than the tire.dzrider
Jul 29, 2003 10:14 AM
I ride more than I used to and get way fewer flats. I mount my tires carefully, replace them before they get really thin, watch where I'm going, and don't run over stuff unless I'm in a paceline. A couple of years ago I suggested to my wife she'd get fewer flats if she stopped running over stuff that causes them. She got real angry, but tried. She now admits that she gets fewer flats as a result.

I like Vredestien Volante for tough, decent performing tires.
re: What is the most durable tire for Roadbike (700X23) ?????Spoiler
Jul 29, 2003 12:19 PM
I'll weigh in with Armadillos.Spoke Wrench
Jul 29, 2003 3:06 PM
Actually, Armadillos weigh in pretty significantly. They're heavy and they're stiff. They're certainly not high performance, but they are damm near puncture proof.

I've got them on my tandem and on my retro grouch bike and I can't remember when I had my last flat tire on either bike. We're talking years here. I'm ALMOST confident enough to consider riding without a pump or spare inner tube, but that seems like tempting fate.